Daniel Dawer

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Email: daniel.dawer@utexas.edu
Daniel (he/him) is a doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning Program. His research focuses on the effects of neoliberal education reform on K-12 schools. Using sociological methods, he studies how accountability-driven interventions, such as school and district turnaround and state takeover, affect teacher working conditions, student learning opportunities, and community participation in school governance and decision making. He also considers how practicing educators can partner with students, families, and community organizations to implement equitable, democratic approaches to school improvement.

Daniel completed his BA in English and Plan II Honors at the University of Texas at Austin and his Ed.M. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to his graduate work at UT, he taught in Austin-area public schools for over a decade. Daniel was recognized as a District Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2014 and is a recipient of the Donald D. Harrington Doctoral Fellowship.